FIVE COUNTY FA® - SEPT. 27 - OCT. 2
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ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SEVENTEENTH, 1937.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
Zebulon, N. C.,
Sept. 13, 1937.
nry E. Litchford,
an, Wake Co. Liquor Control Board,
i, N. C.
a citizen in a position to know the true
nt of this community on the liquor
t, 1 am writing you. I believe the ma
s the people are against an ABC store in
n. This precinct voted against liquor
lieve the people are still opposed to it.
iderstand that the petition offered to
prepared even before the decision was
your Board to establish a store in Wen
was done without the knowledge of
izens. It was offered only to those fa
ind kept secret from those most op
liquor. Many of us did not know that
ion was being considered by you till
that the store had already been decid-
We had no chance to object, protest,
way express our desires as citizens, in
:r. I believe we could, had we been
i opportunity, have presented a peti
a majority of the people against the
nent of a store in Zebulon. In all fair,
y of us feel that you should have given
the petition offered and let the other
; are men in our town who drink liquor
;ed to sign the petition, I understand,
it they drink, but said they did not
>r made more accessible to them,
es are heartbroken because Wake
putting liquor on front street to make
st possible appeal to their husbands
To those who want liquor Wendell is
gh for those who will drink and the
l would be kept away from our child
le morally weak. There are many in
unity who feel as 1 do, and they be
should be heard in this matter,
is not too late, and surely it cannot be
it of such serious concern to this com
i all justice to those of us who oppose
ielieve you should reopen the matter
sbe heard by petition or in person. As
an gentleman, 1 feel that you will ad
if this thing has been done surrepti
hen in all fairness to the people as a
n open hearing should be given to learn
Dn really wants a liquor store in its
I understand that the intention of the
was to control and in no case force an
eon a community if the majority did
town for nearly a quar
°n editor of the lo
ears. 1 have my
e two young
miles away on
one side and Wendell nearer on the other, many
of us see no reason for a store in Zebulon. If
control is one objective of your Board and the
State law, then by making liquor more accessible
only aggravates and increases the probability of
its consumption. If you will hear us, we shall
be glad to bring a representation of our best
business, social and religious people to protest
against the establishment of an ABC store in
Most sincerely yours,
THEO. B. DAVIS.
WAKE COUNTY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
RALEIGH, N. C.
Henry E. Litchford, Chairman
Jesse J. Henderson
Chauncey M. Jones
September 13, 1937.
Rev. Theo. B. Davis,
Zebulon, N. C. * ..
My dear Mr. Davis:
This will acknowledge receipt of yours of
the 13th. Please be advised that before our
Board consented to the establishment of a store
at Zebulon we had received a petition, dated
July 26, 1937, signed by the Mayor, four com
missioners, the Town Attorney, and Town
Clerk, of Zebulon, and a petition signed by thir
ty-eight citizens of Little River Township, re
questing the establishment of a store in Zebu.
Last week, at their request, a group of citi
zens of Little River Township appeared before
our Board insisting that a store be located at
Zebulon. It was then, responding to this con
tinued demand, that we consented to the estab
lishment of a store at Zebulon. It had not oc
curred to us to open a store at that point until
we had received the requests above referred to.
In response to this request, we submitted the
matter to the State Board of Control, which
Board confirmed the selection of Zebulon as a
point for a store.
We then negotiated with Mr. Flowers, and
have leased his store on Arendell Avenue for a
term of two years, and have set to work to pre
pare the place for our occupancy.
You may be assured that the business at
Zebulon will be handled in a high class manner,
and we believe that if given a fair chance, it
will demonstrate to the people of your commun
ity that it is wise to undertake to control the sale
of whiskey rather than leave its handling as
It will please us if you will keep your eye on
the situation, and will report to us any irregu
larities of any character requiring our attention.
Very truly yours,
HENRY E. LITCHFORD, Chairman.
Nwh County Fair
Spring Hope, N. C.
Rocky Mount Fair
Sept 28-Oct. 2
Sept. 27-Oet. 2
ANYTHING CAN BE PROVED
The liquor lords have an “ins|i
tute” in Washington that issues a
statement showing an “improve
ment” in law and order conditions
since the Nation reopened its sa
loons, bars, etc. Maybe figures
don’t lie, but—!
Constitution Day is to be cele-
Wakefield jPhilatheas met on
Sept. 8 in the home of Mrs. Eu
gene Jones with fourteen present.
After the business session. Mrs.
P. P. Pace directed the program on
Home. Several members gave quo
tations and Bible verses and Mrs.
T. C. Pippin sang a solo. The clos
ing prayer was led by Mrs. Kimball.
The hostesses, Mrs. Jones and Mrs.
William Honeycutt, served cream
We hope so. Our church needs it.
There are fathers and business men
here that need it. Mothers and
others need it. Our young people
and children ought to have it. Give
your children at least a chance.
Bro. R. H. Herring of the local
Baptist Church preaches Sunday
night. The pastor holds a service
each evening at 7:30. Miss Grace
Coletrane operates the piano. Dr.
Barbee leads the music. All Meth
odists expected. All others cordially
J. W. BRADLEY,
The first meeting of the Woman’s
Club for this fall will be held on
next Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in
the club house. Mrs. F. E. Bunn,
the new president, requests a full
attendance of members to discuss
and pass on plans for the year’s
work. All chairmen of departments
are asked to be ready to present
their schedules. _ „
GARDEN CLUB MEETS
The Zebulon Garden Club met on
Tuesday afternoon in the home of
Mrs. C. V. Whitley with 16 present.
The president, Mrs. C. E. Flowers,
asked that the club adopt a flower
as emblem and the jonquil was se
lected. A club poem was also de
cided upon. This being the first
meeting of tbe fall, there was dis
cussion of plans and organization
for work- Mrs. Flowers spoke on
Bulbs. Mrs. F. D. Finch has had
work of beautification at the cem
etery begun, and this is, perhaps,
the major project of tbe club at
• The hostess served refreshments
during the social hour.
The first parent-teacher meeting
for the present school year was
held at Wakelon on Tuesday night
of this week with the president,
Mrs. A. S. Bridges, in the chair.
SupL E. H. Moser and Dr. L. M.
Massey discussed Modern Trends
in Education. The attendance was
good and a social hour following
the meeting afforded an opportun
ity for parents to meet new teach
ers and renew acquaintance with
those who have been here before
this term. A list of committees
will be published at a later date.
Much interest was manifested m
Mr. Moser’s announcement that
more than eight hundred pupils
were enrolled on the